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2-Day Uzi Submachine Gun

Front Sight Course Review

JB (November 2012)

Editor's Note: This is a review for the 2 Day Uzi Submachine Gun Course class offered at Front Sight.
  • 2 Day Uzi Submachine Gun

  • Student: JB
  • Occupation: Nanny in Southern CA
  • Weapon: Uzi
  • Rounds Fired: Approximately
    500 (double check)
  • Number Course Taken: 4 times
  • Student Rating: 10/10
  • Course: Front Sight
What were your reasons for taking this specific course?

I'm working against the clock and I'm only as good as my training, so it's a personal achievement when I do well.

General Comments

Because there are no prerequisites for this course, the instructors go over all of the basic safety and procedural information on the first day. However, we did still do a lot of shooting on the first day.

Even after just the first day, I had a lot of bruises on my shoulder and bicep. I wasn't expecting this, as I had recently taken an M16 course and had no trouble with it at all. The uzi has much more kick to it, so be prepared for that. Also, Front Sight does not provide the green mats to use for rapid assumptions and in prone position for this course, so be sure to bring elbow and knee pads. I neglected to bring mine under the assumption that they would have the mats.

At the very end of the class, the instructor had us save out two full magazines. For the first magazine, we just held down the trigger on full auto and burned through the entire thing to give us a feel for it. Then, the instructors put up fresh targets; and we did the same thing with the second magazine. We got to take that target home with us as a souvenir. It was a lot of fun!

What you do differently next time you go to Front Sight?

During the winter months, I would layer more instead of just bringing a heavy coat. That way I would have more control over maintaining a comfortable temperature.

Would you suggest this course to others?


How did you get there?

I drove from LA.

Where did you stay?

Best Western